Homelessness Marathon blog

... ending homelessness isn't a matter of charity, but a matter of changing the way our society is structured. -- Homelessness Marathon founder, Jeremy Weir Alderson, aka Nobody.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

10th Annual Homelessness Marathon National Radio Broadcast: Airs Tonight (2/20th) @ 7pm Until Tomorrow (2/21st) @ 9am [EST]

Call in, starting from 7:00 PM [EST] tonight
(Tuesday, Feb. 20th)
until 9:00 AM
[EST] tomorrow morning
(Wednesday, Feb. 21st):


If you are homeless: 1-866-LEFTOUT

Email your questions:

For additional information, including where to access the broadcast via online streaming, visit the Annual Homelessness Marathon Website.

Open Thread

As the description of this blog indicates, [t]his blog has been set up for the Annual Homelessness Marathon for people to use to discuss what they hear during the broadcast, [...]. Let us hear from you.

Please feel free to use the comment feature of this particular post thread to post your comments concerning matters you have heard discussed during the 10th Annual Homelessness Marathon broadcast in order to share your own thoughts and insights about such with anyone who may visit the blog.

In the News: Fresno's homeless


Recent discussion about Fresno's homeless has been fueled, in part, by criticism heaped on the city by a federal judge and some national advocates, including one who is coming to town Tuesday to broadcast a national radio show.


A national advocate says he decided to air a radio broadcast in Fresno after hearing about a number of the city's controversial tactics, including penalizing shopping-cart thieves, throwing away possessions during encampment raids and fencing off places where the city's destitute gather.

Jeremy Weir Alderson, a broadcaster from New York state, says he will interview some of Fresno's homeless and several local advocates during a 14-hour radio show scheduled to begin Tuesday afternoon.

Alderson airs his show from a different city each year and targets places that have made national headlines for their handling of the homeless. His 10th annual Homelessness Marathon will begin at 4 p.m. and be carried locally on KFCF 88.1 FM.

Fresno First Mexican Baptist Church will host the show, which will be made available to Pacifica Radio Network, allowing stations throughout the country to broadcast it.


Read the entire article, here [via The Fresno Bee; Monday, February 19, 2007 (includes photos as well as blog post type of commenting featuring available at bottom of page)].